Robert L. 'Bob' Rawson

October 28, 1925 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 94)

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Robert L. ‘Bob’ Rawson, 94, of Toronto, OH, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 in the Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH.


Bob was born Oct. 28, 1925 in Toronto, son of the late Daniel W. and Dorothy (Rosenburg) Rawson. He was also preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, who raised him, Andrew and Arthelia Rawson, his sister, Margaret Fusaro and his son-in-law, Richard Stine.


He was retired from the Toronto Paperboard Co. and Valley Converting. Bob was a member of the Weirton First Church of the Nazarene and he attended Finley United Methodist Church in Steubenville.


After his retirement, Bob joined the staff at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto working for over 22 years. He was also a Veteran of the US Army having served his country in WWII receiving a Bronze Star for Valor.


Bob leaves behind his wife of 72 years, Lula Mae (Blankenship) Rawson whom he married Oct. 3, 1947; his children, Linda Stine of Delroy, OH, Dennis (Margie) Rawson of Wintersville, OH and Kevin (Nancy) Rawson of Lisbon, OH; his six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.


A private family funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home. Rev. Rick Dawson will officiate, and Bob will be laid to rest in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Toronto.


Bob began working for our family funeral home when we opened our doors in 1987. When he retired, we made sure he knew it would take more than one person to fill his shoes. Over the years, he put many miles on our sweepers and if you followed him around, assuming you could keep up, you could usually hear him singing a favorite church hymn or two. Thank you for being you Bob – The Fosters.  




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Private Interment

Sugar Grove Cemetery
St. Rt. 152
Toronto, OH 43964

Private Services

J. E. Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964

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